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25 Sep

26 Sep

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

27 Sep

Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, released by Hands On Music on February 19th 2016, and a supporting tour. 

 

28 Sep

Book shelves

Chetham's Library

Street Literature and the Folk by Steve Roud

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

29 Sep

30 Sep

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

Martin & Eliza Carthy

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever, a CD of traditional material entitled THE ELEPHANT, which was released in May 2014 on Topic Records.

 

01 Oct

Bert Jansch Guitar Workshop

A one day acoustic folk guitar workshop in London.

Leaders, Jon Riley and Thomas Fairhurst, present insights into the elements of Bert’s guitar playing and advice on how to achieve them.  

 

02 Oct

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

03 Oct

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

04 Oct

This event is a special London preview performance of the songs from Kings of the South Seas' upcoming ‘Franklin' album which will be released in early 2018. The evening will be accompanied by a film of footage and imagery based on the themes of the content directed by Adam Clitheroe.

 

05 Oct

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

Irish Heritage logo

This performance tells the story of Canon James Goodman and the journey of this collection to the 21st century.

 

06 Oct

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

Researchers have long been fascinated by the recurrence of tunes in all manner of musical styles and genres, performance contexts, levels of society, historical periods, and geographical locations. But how are we to understand this phenomenon? The 21st century has seen a renewal of interest in the history and comparative study of melody, and the study of musical perception and memory.

 

07 Oct

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

Researchers have long been fascinated by the recurrence of tunes in all manner of musical styles and genres, performance contexts, levels of society, historical periods, and geographical locations. But how are we to understand this phenomenon? The 21st century has seen a renewal of interest in the history and comparative study of melody, and the study of musical perception and memory.

 

08 Oct

Cecil Sharp House, London

A Musical Journey Around the British Isles

Presented by The London Cello Society in collaboration with EFDSS

 

FamilyDance

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the British Isles in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

09 Oct

10 Oct

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

11 Oct

Germa Adan

Cecil Sharp House, London

Musician, composer and singer-songwriter, Germa aims to inspire and use music to share stories and messages of love and hope.

 

12 Oct

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

13 Oct

14 Oct

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

15 Oct

16 Oct

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

17 Oct

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

18 Oct

Young Waters

Cecil Sharp House, London

Young Waters’ twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar.

 

19 Oct

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

Happy Traum

With colorful anecdotes and incisive memories, and the aid of vintage photos and music clips, Happy Traum relates some of his adventures as an active member of the New York folk revival; his arrest for civil disobedience; his participation in what has become known as the “Great Folk Singer’s Riot” in Washington Square; and his friendships with some of the leading folk artists of the day.

 

20 Oct

21 Oct

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

22 Oct

23 Oct

Fun With Folk Dance

Cecil Sharp House, London

A lively day of folk dance, music and song for 6–8 year olds.

 

24 Oct

GYFO! Juniors

An exciting introduction to all things folk for 9–12 year olds.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

25 Oct

GYFO!

Cecil Sharp House, London

A creative folk course for 12–19 year olds.

 

Laura and Ted take a no-nonsense approach to traditional English folk song, taking their cues from revival singers such as Frankie Armstrong, Peter Bellamy and the Watersons. With repertoire drawn from their homes in the North West and East Anglia, expect strong vocals, tight harmonies and unfussy arrangements of songs sung with passion.

 

26 Oct

GYFO!

Cecil Sharp House, London

A creative folk course for 12–19 year olds.

 

A creative folk workshop for disabled 12-24 year olds, their siblings and friends.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

27 Oct

GYFO!

A creative folk course for 12–19 year olds.

 

Book shelves

Chetham's Library

‘Barbara Allen’: Broadside Ballad, Theatre Song, Traditional Song by Vic Gammon

 

28 Oct

29 Oct

30 Oct

31 Oct

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

01 Nov

Pagoda Project

Cecil Sharp House, London

Paul Hutchinson, also known for Belshazzar’s Feast, and Karen Wimhurst, previously a member of the Cauld Blast Orchestra, bring together their unique blend of traditional folk with jazz improvisation to create a warm, dynamic sound.

 

02 Nov

Kathryn Tickell

These artists’ work grows from the landscape, language, history and strange beauty of the north. With the drive of David’s storytelling and Kathryn’s love of the traditions of her native Northumbria, the poetic power of language and music combine.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

03 Nov

04 Nov

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

05 Nov